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Spokane 2015

From that last list I like Casper fry, Manito tap house has been a little hit or miss but generally pretty tasty food and definitely Fluer de Sel. Flamin Joe's is a pretty decent wing place. the rest I would caution you. Sorry Beka I just don't agree and I have not had great experiences at these places.

Here are a few other ideas for you.
Ruins - firstly a bar but has a short menu that gets written every week. never a bad choice.
Stella's - lunch time sandwhich spot. just tasty sandwiches.
Mizuna - casual fine dining downtown
Luna - neighborhood bistro feel, deep south hill
Latah bistro - neighborhood bistro
Sante restaurant and charcuterie - tasty cured meats, chefs tasting menu, downtown fine dining
Crafted Taphouse - its in coeur de alene, haven't eaten there yet but it keeps getting good reviews and was voted best new restaurant and beer bar for the area.
Gordy's sechuan - the only chinese related restaurant in the area worth the try.
Vina - my favorite pho place
The elk - this is regional pub chain with pretty decent food. they have about 6 places all over the area, they all have the same feel, different names and some overlapping menu items. just around the corner for the elk is a taco spot they run, also very good, its called El Que.
Italia tratoria - nice italian food.
Central food - another neighborhoody spot in a new big development, great patio with an excellent view of the city.
Veraci Pizza - excellent thin crust pizza.
Flying Goat or south perry pizza - also really great pizza and beer stops.
Wild sage Bistro - downtown the food can be a bit hit or miss but they probably have the best service in town.
Dirkins - another bar place that does pretty decent food, lots of small plates for sharing.
Wisconsin Burger - tucked away and a little hard to find but great burgers.

Spokane question

another fun place I didn't see mentioned was Haha's Grill House. its out Garland ave. almost to market. Its not much to look at from the outside but has a great casual korean food. Jon usually comes out of the kitchen with a new dish for me to try that he has been working on. tasty, creative, organic, simple and friendly. We usually go their for lunch for the bim bim bop.

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dear mypolishsausage, Europa is hardly any of the things you just described. bad choice of recommendation after an otherwise scathing rant. However on many occasions I have left restaurants thinking I could have done a much better job and spent a lot less money if I had just stayed home.

2 lunches, downtown Spokane

wild sage or scratch is the best bet. cafe maron or the elk (this is a pub and will be a little loud but if it warm out they have a great patio) both of these reside in a quiet little neighborhood just west of the downtown core. Mizuna is another decent choice (lots of veggie options), another really great patio option if its warm (if if she's a shopper, macy's is right across the street, its also close to the park). I like Latah bistro but is a few miles down the pullman highway. Isabella's and europa (italianish, better than olive garden, but not a ton) will fall in the right genre but seem to lack any sort of heart put into the food.

Looking for the best burger in WA

nice work on removing jack in the box. If that made it to the revised list, you certainly weren't trying very hard to find something delicious.